Chance The Rapper Stole Jazz Sample, Suit Says

Law360, New York (September 12, 2017, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A jazz musician accused Chance the Rapper of ripping off a large portion of one of his songs for a sample that was used on one of Chance's tracks in a suit filed Tuesday in Illinois federal court.

Abdul Wali Muhammad claims that the Grammy-winning Chicago rapper, whose given name is Chancellor Bennett, infringed his copyrighted song “Bridge Through Time” for a sample on the Chance song “Windows” from the debut record “10 Day,” which was released for free download in April 2012.

The suit, which...
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Case Title

Muhammad v. Chance the Rapper LLC et al


Case Number

1:17-cv-06558

Court

Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

440(Civil Rights: Other)

Date Filed

September 12, 2017

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